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. >> police in colorado state james holmes concocted this scheme as the new batman movie played on the screen. some believed it was a stunt for the summer blockbuster. instead, the 24-year-old threw gas canisters and unloaded a barrage of bullets. 70 people fell victim to holmes's assault. james holmes's rain of terror is not over. his apartment is a booby trap and they are trying to figure out how to disarm all of the devices. the entire complex has been evacuated. we have team coverage tonight of the shooting inside of the theatre. jay grey as th -- has the latest. >> investigators and a shattered community continued to search for answers for the questions of how and why the massacre happened. and stickers could be hidden behind an intricate web of explosive that the suspect had in his apartment. more tonight about the fire storm unleashed inside this movie theater. >> it is an act that defies description. >> james holmes was draft -- dressed in full body armor when he burst through an exit door during the premier of the movie the "dark knight rises." >> he was going up the stairs and shoot
holmes remains jailed in isolation in colorado while families of the 12 people he is areused of killing ou planning a funeral and memorial services. prosecutors are building their case against him. the latest from our aurora, colorado. >> this makeshift memorial near the theater is drawing people, many who did not know the but still feel the loss. >> it becomes really real. >> among the visitors, the stars of the "batman" movie, christian bale. also spent time with survivors and first responders. >> he was there to show his support and show that people cared. >> mr. holmes, do you have any questions? >> james holmes will undergo psychological evaluations during the month-long investigation. prosecutors will also look records at the medical school where he was a ph.d. student an interview family and friends. officials were back at the theater collecting evidence in the apartment that he had booby trap with a device is meant to kill. safely removed, investigators hope to find more clues as to what led one man to cause so much destruction and heartache. after charges are filed monday, key
holmes. he arrived apparently according to police after much planning. he was suited out from head to toe in tactical gear, carrying multiple weapons. imagine this. inside this state-of-the-art theater, this premiere movie, so many of the people in that theater had no other way of knowing that this wasn't somehow part of the presentation until it was clear the gas canister he fired off was real to suppress the crowd and the rounds coming from his weapons were real. our team is here assembled to cover this story. let's begin with what happened with nbc's miguel almaguer. >> 315 and 314 for a shooting at century theaters. >> reporter: the emergency calls flooded in as hundreds rushed out. >> i have people running out of the theater that have been shot. >> reporter: the victims soaked in blood, some carried out by family and friends. police say the gunman, 24-year-old neuro science graduate student james holmes wore body armor and was armed with an assault rifle, a 12 gauge shotgun and two glock hand guns. minutes into the batman movie he opened fire with his hair dyed a reddish orange. he t
and it was the most terrifying thing i've ever seen. >> our suspect's name is james eagan holmes. within roughly one minute to a minute and a half, police officers apprehended mr. holmes in the back of the theater. we are confident that he ancted alone. >> such evil is senseless. it is beyond reason. >> it is an absolute horror for all of those people who were in those theaters, and their families. our hearts go out to them. >> a dark night that will never be forgotten, and the search for answers to the tragedy in colorado. good evening. i'm ann curry here in aurora, colorado. a community reeling from that deadly shooting overnight in the theater just behind me. here are the latest numbers from police. 12 people were killed. 59 people were wounded. some of them remain in critical condition at this hour. we begin tonight with the very latest. tonight, it is not just aurora, colorado, in stunned disbelief, it is an entire nation. nearly 18 1/2 hours after the deadly rampage at this multiplex in suburban denver, police here are still trying to make some sense of a senseless act of violence. the alleged
: good evening to you lester from aurora, colorado where the investigation into the suspect james holmes has taken several new turns but tonight this focus here in this field behind me where a vigil is being held is on the victims. 12 people killed, 58 more wounded. 24 remain in the hospital, nine of them in critical condition. tonight the president is mourning along with the families who suffered overwhelming loss. miguel, good evening. >> the president has arrived here in aurora to meet with first responders and the victims. the vigils here are growing larger as the community comes together. >> reporter: on a day of prayer and reflection a community torn apart by violence comes together. >> lots of us, maybe all of us, keep asking why. >> reporter: today they remember the victims. >> john larimer. >> eventually you get the spirit to move on but we'll never forget. >> reporter: in texas jessica ghawi's parents are grieving. >> no parent should go through that. >> reporter: as families mourn survivors struggle to make sense of the blood shed. >> there was nowhere to hide cht. >> reporter
holmes a way to a court hearing on monday. court documents show james holmes is treated by psychiatrists before the shooting. >> this weekend was filled with funeral and memorial services. suspect james holmes is scheduled to be formally charged in court monday but friends and families of the victim are still trying to come to grips with what happened. >> in moments of crisis, you do not have time to think. you only have time to react. >> a court document disclosed that james holmes's visited a psychiatrist before last week's attack. a package was seized during a search last week. a former denver prosecutor agrees with the decision. >> any communication between the defendant and the psychiatrists are protected. we do not know when the last time was he had any communications with her. we do not know the nature of those communications. those communications are protected. >> a psychologist weighed in on patient-doctor confidentiality. >> when a patient is a clear and imminent danger to a specific person, then we have an obligation to warn that person or family members and also the authority
shooter, james holmes, asks how could he do such a thing? and as they search for clues in one of the nation's worse ever mass shootings, authorities are carefully trying to enter his booby-trapped apartment today, saturday, july 21st, 2012. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> and welcome to a special edition of "today" on this saturday morning. good morning. i'm savannah guthrie here in aurora, colorado. lester is on assignment this morning in london, and jenna wolfe is back in studeio 1a in new york. jenna, good morning to you. >> savannah, good morning to you. it's now been 24 hours since the shooting. can you tell us a little bit about what the mood is like over there? >> jenna, this is a town that is in a shared heartbreak right now. people will just so stunned that another mass shooting could happen in the denver area, of course, 13 years after the shooting at nearby columbine high school, which is only about 50 miles from where we are right now. we want to bring you up to date on what we know this morning. 12 people have been killed, 58 injured. 11 of the v
holmes, also fighting back the tabloids about his home. the latest on that. >> a lot to get to. a lot of headlines to talk about as well. natalie at the news desk. >>> good morning. a scare on a flight to madrid. the flight returned to the airport. a straw with suspicious wires. they notified marshals. a woman had difficulty breathing as she pointed out a male passenger she thought was the last in the lavatory. they thought the female passenger might be part of the diversion. >> we have a lady that is on oxygen that the flight attendants want paramedic for but we think she's the one that is supposed to be the decoy that keeps looking at the gentleman that was playing with the device in the lavatories. so if sheets off the airplane with paramedics she has to have police. >>> the plane evacuated by bomb squad and fbi. no explosive device was found. the two passengers were questioned and released. >>> washington, d.c. police officer is on administrative duty after allegedly making threatening comments about first lady michelle obama. the officer worked as a motorcade escort at the white
details on how kay katy holmes orchestrated her split from tom cruise. >>> nash find as home in hollywood, a wild daid in nhl free agency. and you thing you ate a lot of hot dogs yesterday? think again. you're watching "early today." 4 >>> good morning and welcome back to "early today." i'm lynn berry, and here are some of your top headlines this morning. a hughes report obtained by the "associated press" finds that countrywide got around the law and influenced members of congress. six current and former members of the house and senate who got discounted loans include both democrats and republicans. >>> in mexico election officials say they are recounting votes from more than half the ballot boxes used in the presidential election. inconsistencies were found in the vote tally. >>> palestinian officials have agreed to exhume the body of former president yasser arafat because of sbigs suspicions tha was poisoned. radioactive substances were found on his clothing following his death in 2004. >>> scientists in switzerland announced they've likely discovered the so-called god particle. collidi
might be hidden in the apartment. part of the james holmes mystery is becoming clear. how a clean-cut kid everyone called jimmy changed into a man with pink died hair was seen purchasing an assault rival weeks oog. william mckey was in the store. >> i had a feeling a guy like that shouldn't be buying that kind of a gun. he had a weird look about him. >> they found the apartment was booby-trapped as he had reportedly warned it was. a kcontrolled debt nation defeated the first of those triggers. triggers that could well have delivered even more tragedy beyond that three miles away. >> it was clearly set up to kill that person. >> reporter: as the day wore on, it was clear there was much to be done before investigators could safely enter the apartment. >> we saw tainers with accelerants and triggers wires and fuses. >> what changed james holmes? he had always been a gifted student and a soccer player, a teammate remembered hip. >> he was reserved, kept to himself, but at the same time he was a nice kid, very smart and quiet. >> but it was academics that propelled him. he earned a deg
the killing spree of james holmes, who is responsible. memorials are growing across the city. so many searching for some way to honor the injured and remember the fallen. >> i can't believe this happened in my community. we needed to pay our respects. >> there is little she can do, forced to tell her children their dad is never coming home. >> he has the exact blue eyes. when i look at him smile -- when i see his smile, i see him. >> annie dalton must deal with the fact she won't see her great niece. veronica's mother is paralyzed from gunshot wounds to the neck and abdomen. >> her life is changed, for what? >> they try to figure out how and why. they gathered evidence in holmes apartment. he calls this a critical success. >> because of the work of the bomb techs, we preserved everything there. >> there are chemical hazards in the apartment, which lingers with the anger and pain after the attack. >> coming up on nbc nightly news, the battle over gun laws after the rampage. just under a week until the london olympics. all eyes on michael phelps as he prepares to make history again. we
which could become a valuable piece of evidence. senior law enforcement forces says gunman james holmes mailed the package here to the university of college medical center in aurora sometime before the attack. the package is said to contain detailed writings about, quote, killing people. it was holmes himself who told police where to find it. >> it's an important factor in assessing whether or not he was acting deliberately planning this and thoughtfully, one step after the next. >> reporter: investigators, who continue to search holmes apartment for clues, recovered the package in the mail room at the university monday. the package was addressed to a professor. >> people versus james holmes. >> reporter: holmes who and in court monday is in solitary confinement, where according to police officials he remains uncooperative. in washington today, the director of the counter-terrorism center told the house committee they believe holmes acted alone. >> while there's no suggestion that the shooting last week in colorado was connected to international terrorism, the attack is a tragic reminde
holmes. >> reporter: his appearance was bizarre, disengaged, unsettling. the pink/orange hair atop the prison jump suit, lethargic movements, james holmes looking no one in the eye when his eyes were open and reacting in no visible way when the judge told him why he was being held without bond. >> the duty judge made a preliminary determination of probable cause to believe you committed the offense of first-degree murder. >> reporter: a death penalty case though the decision to seek death will only be made after prosecutors hear the victims' families want it. >> victims will be impacted by that decision in an enormous way for years if the death penalty is sought. >> reporter: this was a brief, procedural hearing, a gag order limiting the release of information about the case and the reading of the defendant's rights to holmes, himself. >> you have a right to remain silent. >> reporter: the investigation of holmes accelerated saturday when his booby trapped apartment was defused by a controlled detonation. before that, a robotic camera had recorded what was inside -- combat posters,
-life split of katie holmes and tom cruise. friends say there's a lot more at stake than a movie star breakup. a child's fate hangs in the balance. tonight, inside details about the divorce drama. here's josh menkowicz. >> reporter: he's the guy who climbed that super sonic speed to the top of the hollywood heap and stayed there. >> tom cruise kind of is the ultimate movie star on this planet. >> reporter: she's the sweet young thing who pulled off her own mission impossible and married the star who was her teenage crush. >> i'm more and more in love every day. and it's like, wow! a hollywood fairytale playing out in real life. and then, just as suddenly, the fairytale was over. >> big news out of hollywood tonight. celebrity couple tom cruise and katie holmes are splitting up. >> reporter: katie holmes' bombshell, that she'd filed for divorce from tom cruise after five years of marriage, caught everyone off guard. including, apparently, her movie star husband. >> katie holmes behavior is as though she were escaping from alcatraz, from an open prison. >> reporter: the speculation was immediat
holmes at odds just days after she filed for divorce. why did she do it in new york? is she worried she's being followed? did scientology play a role in the split? we'll have new details. >>> elation and heartbreak, the u.s. olympic team rounding out its members with an exciting weekend of gymnastic, swimming and track and field trials. and there will be more drama for a spot in london, an unprecedented runoff today, july a spot in london, an unprecedented runoff today, july 2nd, 2012. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >> announcer: from nbc news, this is "today" live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >>> and welcome to "today" on this monday morning. i'm natalie morales. >> i'm willie geist in for matt. natalie, look at some of these weekend temperatures. 108 in memphis, 107 in birmingham, 113 in columbia, south carolina. it just keeps going. the commute is shaping up to be a trying one for millions of people in the storm battled mid-atlantic. >> a lot of people suffering. a lot saying it could take emergency crews to restore power for 2 people who have been in the dark
white shark. >> katie holmes's new role as a single mom and the big decision she just made for suri. that's after your local news. stronger. believe. happier. healthier. i believe weight watchers made me more powerful. it's time to believe again. stand up and take charge. i believe if you want to change your life, you can. ♪ believe in yourself [ female announcer ] weight watchers -- rated number one best plan for weight loss by u.s. news and world report, again. [ jennifer ] join for $1. weight watchers. believe. because it works. >> this is wbal-tv 11 news today in baltimore. >> good morning. i am stan stovall. emergency crews will resume their search for a missing boater in aberdeen. she went missing around 8:30 after a boating accident. crews searched the waters of the bay least two hours. the search will resume under the u.s. coast guard. here is sarah caldwell and traffic pulse 11. >> delays and one accident of note, reisterstown road and gorman ave. marriottsville to its 29, a bit slow. white marsh to the beltway, and once you get on to the beltway, tapping the brakes from
. >> some shouting now. >> james holmes' apartment, we know he had loud music playing. we've heard maybe it was on a timer set to play around midnight. the question i have, is did he start playing loud techno music to draw a cop call and therefore set off all the booby traps there were laid out? >> i understand the theory, but we can't possibly know what he intended to do right now. i've been told by the bomb experts that had someone opened the door, it would have triggered the device and would have killed or severely injured who opened the door and would have started a very big fire. that would have been a big challenge for our fire department. >> if that happened before the theater incident, that could have diverted a lot of your resources? >> potentially, yes. two simultaneous crises at once. >> this area has been through three major shootings in the last 13 years. >> this law enforcement community and the larger community, was shaped by columbine in a way that i'm not sure people realize around the rest of the country. we practice and practice and situations. we were all ready and vi
murders in american history for the first time this morning. >> james holmes will make his first court appearance. we have team coverage this morning beginning in aurora, colorado. >> more than 10,000 people gathered to honor the victims. >> millions of people are with us and helping to share our burden of grief at this moment. >> a sunday vigil to help heal. in all, 12 are among the dead. a 6-year-old girl. a navy saiilor. an air force reservist. two young men who died shielding their girlfriends from bullets. fathers, sons, daughters, each with lives were cut short. the president talked privately with families of the victims. >> my main task was to serve as representative of the entire country and let them know that we're thinking about them at this moment and we will continue to think about them each and every day. >> the suspect, james holmes, today will be advised of his rights. the judge will set a date for the formal filing of charges. this is the start of a legal process that will take months. >> we will convict him, yes. >> at issue is whether the death penalty will be chosen.
business headlines are straight ahead. >>> they may have a prenup but katie holmes has a divorce vickstry of tom cruise. >>> the bronx cheer for a yankee slugger. you're watching "early today." >>> good morning and welcome back to "early today." i'm lynn berry and here are some of your top headlines today. russia promised not to sign new weapons contracts with syriaor deliver armed had been ordered. >>> government regulators say more than $200 million in customer funds appear to be missing from the accounts of u.s. futures broker pfg best. the company's founder tried to commit suicide outside its headquarters in cedar falls, iowa. >>> a federal judge tossed out cyclist lance armstrong's lawsuit aimed at moving ahead with charges that he used pornls enhancing drugs. >> an elaborate drug smuggling tunnel running more than 750 feet has been discovered under the border between mexico and arizona. the tunnel had electricity, ventilation, and even small cars to transport the drugs. >>> and when you make a mistake at work, how many people notice? well, in china, a work crew accidentally punched
and katie holmes. >>> the nets make a huge trade and deja vu for the pirates. you're watching "early today." >>> good morning and welcome back to "early today." i'm veronica de la cruz, and here are some of your top headlines this morning. the rain league is calling on the opposition figures to unite as another 85 soldiers including a general and 14 officers defected across the boarder to tur kichlt and syrian president bashar ail ha sad says he regrets that they shot down a plane. >>> they tried to glabt the olympic flame as it was being cared. police were able to intervene and escort them away. >>> and in london, the geeld, sill version and bronze medals for the olympic games have been taken to the tower of london for safekeeping. the tower has been used for over 600uals to store the crowned jewels and it will hold the medals until the 2012 games in august. >> so which game consumes the most beer per person? a new beer institution on consumption found that residents in new hampshire drink more per capita than any other state followed by north dakota, montana, south dakota, and nevada. ut
. holmes rigged his apartment with explosives and chemicals designed to kill ever entered a it. >> a plume of black smoke as tactical teams detonate explosives pulled from james holmes apartmentthose bombs and to the pain and frustration and chief tourora's police is boiling point. >> we are angry. as happened to these wonderful people and what he threatened to do to one of our police officers. >> with the explosive bond and fbi evidence response teams scouring the apartment looking for any clues that could help them understand how and why this happened. ♪ >> i once was lost ♪ >> answer that so many are searching for as well as they suffer through their loss and try to piece together what comes next. >> this violence has to stop. >> of memorial is growing, honoring the injured and fallen. he celebrating his 27th birthday tomorrow. jessica was a budding sports caster. another just graduated from high school. another was a college student. tw servero as men were killed. -- two server is men were killed. >> a valued member of our team. an extremely dedicated sailor. >> gordon was the olde
with a swastika on her forehead. >>> katie holmes enrolled suri in an all-girls catholic school for girls. and then suri fell in love with a dog in a pet store and katie holmes had to say no. and then you see suri bursting into tears but she couldn't have that puppy. i was a lot like that. >> you can't take your kids to the puppy store. >> you have to steer clear of pet stores. i'm still like that every time i go into one. >> you want to grab a whole bunch. >> you have to remove me. >> they're yanked from their mothers, little puppies by themselves. >> do you have i puppy? >> not right now. taking a break. >> you can babysit mine. >>> this comes from channel 2 news in anchorage, alaska, the long-time mayor took power away from the people but they think he's purrfecf for this job. a cat has earned the top spot, winning a write-in vote in a town with less than 900 residents. he's remained one cool cat who made it in politics without having to claw his way to the top. >>> i'm veronica de la cruz. this is "early today," just your first stop of the day today on your nbc station. >> live, local
survived. we are learning more. federal agents said that james holmes told them about a package that he sent to the university of colorado's medical campus. inside were handwritten details about killing people. police gathered evidence from holmes'the theater and colm apartment. >> president obama supports the plan but republicans are battling for cuts for all americans of all incomes. the compromise is not reached, billions of dollars in tax increases and spending cuts will go into effect in 2015. the president accuses them of protecting the wealthy. >> they decided to hold the middle class tax cuts hostage until we agree to spend another $1 trillion on tax breaks for millionaires and billionaires. >> the president will be able to put together his budget and tax plan which will get the economy going and get is on track to a balanced budget. >> mitt romney is in london meeting with several world leaders. speaking with leaders of england, poland, and israel. romney has vowed not to attack president obama during this trip. 11 news has learned that the governor is likely to call an expande
trapped apartment of the suspect james holmes. the investigation is pressing forward on all cylinders. local police helped by teches from the fbi and atf are pouring over the physical and documentary evidence, they continue to interview known associates of the suspect and have been in contact with 80 who called the tipline. we don't yet know the why. part of the james holmes mystery is coming clear of a clean cut middle class kid everyone called jimmy changed into a sullen 24-year-old man with dyed hair who police say was seen fitting a scope through an assault rifle in a local gun shop three weeks ago. william mckie was in the store. >> i had a weird feeling he was just a guy shouldn't be buying that type of gun. he had a kind of weird aura about him, i guess. >> reporter: bomb technicians found his apartment was booby trapped as he reportedly warned it was and used a controlled detonation to defeat the trip wires and incendiary devices that could have killed anyone entering. now, fbi agents could go in, photographing and collecting evidence and trucking away a cache of explosives to
and 50 injured. -- 12 were killed and 50 injured. the >>> the invtigation is centd on the james holmes' apartment. they work their way through a maze of wires. >> his apartment was designed to kill whoever answered it. >> that could have been his neighbor who walked up to the door to complain about music about the same time he was allegedly terrorizing the packed theater. >> i feel very lucky that i had an instinct not to open the door. it is very scary how close i came to doing that. >> a fear justified. by this controlled blast. the sound of explosives being detonated inside. >> if you think we are angry, we are. what has happened to our city in these wonderful people and what he threatened to do to one of our police officers. >> as investigators search for what could be final clues and evidence, we're getting a better picture of some of the victim's loss in the massacre. alex sullivan was celebrating his 27th birthday friday. it would have been his first wedding anniversary. stories of courage are also being revealed. >> he died when he dove in front of the bullets to save his girlf
katie holmes out and about now tom cruise that come to visit with his daughter suri for the first time since his split with holmes. more on that story. >> let's begin with the alarming incident at the airport in utah where a murder suspect was able to steal a commercial airplane. nbc's miguel almaguer is in st. george. miguel, good morning to you. >> reporter: matt, good morning. the st. george airport is small. there's only about a dozen flights in and outfit here every day but this is where that pilot, who is suspected of murdering his girlfriend was found dead after a botched takeoff attempt. >> a skywest plane crashed into the parking lot around a bunch of vehicles. >> reporter: the skywest commuter jet, a popular plane, was forced out of the air tuesday. inside police discovered the body of murder suspect and skywest pilot brian hedglin. >> in the plane with an apparent self-inflicted head wound. >> reporter: overnight monday, detectives believe he used a rug to scare a barbed wire fence and walked up to the skywest jet, that seats 50, hedglin pushed open the always unlocked cockp
details about the suspect. his lawyers revealing, james holmes was seeing a psychiatrist, even as police say he was plotting to commit mass murder. our report tonight from nbc's mike taibbi. >> reporter: one after the other, the victims shot dead for the simple reason that they chose to see a movie have been laid to rest. rebecca, a local mother of two in her own home town. >> rebecca was full of life and light. >> reporter: matt mcquinn buried in ohio. john layer more in illinois. >> my heart is breaking and i will miss him. >> reporter: a.j. remembered in aurora. jonathan to be buried. jessica brought home to san antonio. >> you don't know how long you have here. >> reporter: for the 58 victims who were shot but survived, including steven barton now back home in connecticut, these are days spent healing. >> i was holding on to my neck to staunch the bleeding. >> reporter: and reflecting on what brought them to this theater at just the wrong time. a theater whose owners are now offering to pay funeral expenses for those killed. for barton and boyhood pals, it was a bicycle trip to disco
am proheart on facebook. like that it's over. just days after they split, tom cruise and katie holmes among the most watched celebrity couples in this country announced today they've settled their case. they're walking away. they've formally agreed to end their five-year marriage. our report tonight from nbc's kristen dahlgren. >> reporter: the end of the marriage came as quickly as it started. >> have you ever felt this way before? >> reporter: tom cruise who once jumped on oprah's couch to announce his whirlwind romance today issued a joint statement with katie holmes asking for privacy and expressing respect for each other's commitment to each of our respective beliefs. >> i think when they make reference to each of our respective beliefs, they're really talking about scientology and the fact that katie was never very much onboard with tom's religion. >> reporter: cruise the world's most famous member of the controversial church of scientology. holmes was raised catholic and portrayed in the tabloids as a woman trapped in a controlling marriage. today she was spotted taking 6-year-
: in the courtroom today was just a sketch artist but 24-year-old suspect james holmes and unengaged last week was alert and attentive as the judge told him he faced 142 separate felony charges including two death penalty counts one for first-degree murder after deliberation and a second for murder with extreme indifference for each of the 12 victims killed. these are two alternative ways of getting a first-degree murder guilty verdict. >> reporter: but some victims' relatives are already saying they don't want the death penalty. mary ellen hanson's niece ashley moser, still hospitalized, suffered a miscarriage saturday and is the mother of 6-year-old veronica moser sullivan the youngest victim killed. >> i do believe he should be probably just locked away and live with what he did every day of his life. >> reporter: unanswered in court questions involving university of colorado psychiatrist dr. lynn fenton. holmes, a former ph.d student there, was a psychiatric patient of dr. fenton who in 2005 was disciplined by a state medical board for inappropriately dispensing medications and for unprofe
- year-old james holmes, earned his cache of guns on to the crowd. >> when the chaos in did, 12 people were dead, 59 injured. >> they appear to be of a high caliber. >> he had two high caliber pistols and an assault rifle. apparently surrendered without putting up a fight, warning officers that the movie theater was booby trapped with explosives. >> there were some incendiary elements. there were linked together with all kinds of wires. >> as the investigation continues at his apartment and the theater, his family in san diego has released a written statement which reads in part "our hearts go out to the families of those affected in this tragedy." people like jessica, an aspiring sportscaster who recently moved from san antonio, texas to denver. so many struggling to understand how and why. >> that tragedy is a reminder of a 2006 incident locally where a man was shot and killed. barry simms continues our live team coverage tonight. >> the same type of questions that were asked back then are being asked again now. as police in aurora, colorado investigate the mass killings, they are al
holmes' courtship and marriage. >>> and terrifying plunge. an acrobat slips and falls while attempting a daring high wire walk. but don't worry, as bad as it looks, he's doing fine today. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good morning, everyone. welcome to "today" on a sunday morning. i'm lester holt. >> i'm jenna wolfe. the whole practice makes perfect doesn't apply when you're high wiring across large -- >> i was just saying that we don't have a net for what we do. >> which in many ways is exactly the same thing. >> the same thing. >> we're talking about the heat wave this morning. it's been brutal over the last couple of weeks, in some places even deadly, being blamed for 61 deaths. >> finally it is set to break in many places starting today. if you live out west, look out. we'll tell you more about that in a moment with the forecast. >>> then, is your computer a ticking time bomb? thousands of people might not be able to get on the internet starting tomorrow because of a virus lurking in the computers. coming up, we're going to tell you what you can do to protect yo
morning to you. >> reporter: the suspect 24-year-old james holmes has been in solitary confinement since his arrest on friday. he'll be in the courthouse for the arraignment. police say he is the man responsible for the massacre and ripping apart the city. they gathered by the thousands, shed tears for the victims. >> we will remember you. we will other than you by celebrating life. >> reporter: candles were lit for the 58 who were injured. the names read of the 12 who died with a vow to never forget. >> this is our community. this is our city. you only find hope and peace here. >> reporter: sunday the president arrived in colorado meeting with the family of the victims, the president heard many firsthand accounts and then told the story of two young women he met, stephanie davies who helped save the life of her friend after she had been shot in the neck. >> stephanie, 21 years old, had the presence of mind to drop down on the ground with her, pull her out of the aisle, place her fingers over where she -- where allie had been wounded, apply pressure the whole time while the gunman was sh
and be kinder to the environment while you do it. and we have new details on the katie holmes/tom cruise split. what role, if any, did scientology play and who will get custody of suri? >> plus, nouit's not just what eat but it can be how and when you eat that might be stalling your weight loss. first let's get a check on the news. let's go to tamron hall. >> good morning, everyone. an early morning anti-terror raid today near london's olympic park with british police using smoke grenades and stun guns. six people were arrested there. they say the raid was not linked to the olympics. and armed guards searched a bus after reports of a man on the bus exacting suspicious. they say that was not terror related. >> and temperatures above 100 expected from nebraska to virginia. the efforts to beat the heat and celebrate the 4th of july had tragic results wednesday, at least three children died after being electrocuted while swimming in lakes in missouri and tennessee. three others died when their yacht with 27 people on board capsized in new york's long island sound. and three more drown in a river i
spends more time with his daughter in new york city but has he seen katie holmes? and is their split really going as smoothly as it appears? but first, this is "today" ♪ 99 bushels of wheat on the farm...99 bushels of wheat! ♪ [ male announcer ] kellogg's® mini-wheats cereal has 8 layers of whole grain fiber... so they stick with you. ♪ 45 bushels of wheat on the farm. 45 bushels of wheat! ♪ all morning long. there's a big breakfast... [ mini ] yeehaw! in those fun little biscuits. aflac! ha! isn't major medical enough? huh! no! who's gonna help cover the holes in their plans? aflac! quack! like medical bills they don't pay for? aflac! or help pay the mortgage? quack! or child care? quack! aflaaac! and everyday expenses? huh?! blurlbrlblrlbr!!! [ thlurp! ] aflac! [ male announcer ] help your family stay afloat at aflac.com. plegh! >> this is wbal-tv 11 news today and baltimore. >> good morning. here is a look at our top stories. fiat officials believe night -- lightning may have caused fires. the first happened last night in arnold. that home was destroyed by a damaged after
>>> tonight on "rock center" -- breaking away. katie holmes may have managed a swift exit from the orbit of scientology, but former insiders tell kate snow that when some members try to leave the church can play rough. >> we had a whole drill that involved up to two dozen people to hunt down and find the person, confront them, and persuade them to return. >> reporter: he's a former senior scientologist who claims the church uses extreme measures against people like him. >> come on, marty. do you have anything to say? >> this sounds like movie stuff. i'm sorry, marty, this sounds too complicated to believe. >> i mean, i don't know what to tell you. can you handle the truth? >>> also tonight, richard engel with a view we have never seen before of the uprising inside syria. he made the trip with a rebel commander fighting to liberate his hometown. >> it's 4:00 a.m. and ali baklan is saying good-bye to his parents, possibly for the last time. he's on the front line of a surprising new syria few outsiders have glimpsed. he says, "the regime controls only where it keeps its tanks. th
. >>> settlement. tom cruise and katie holmes reach a divorce deal just 11 days after splitting up. how did it happen so fast? who gets custody of suri? what is the former couple now saying? we'll have new details. >>> and i freaked out. a teenager jumped from a chairlift at new jersey beach to escape an approaching storm. lucky for her she's only suffering from minor bruises today tuesday july 10th, 2012. >> announcer: from nbc news, this is "today" with matt lauer and savannah guthrie, live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >>> good morning, everybody. welcome to "today" on this tuesday morning. i'm savannah guthrie. >> i'm matt lauer. we're going to have much more on that tense hostage situation in france in just a couple minutes. meanwhile here at home the president is hitting the road today. >> that's right. he's headed to the battleground state of iowa to sell voters on his plan to push bush era tax rates to middle class families. mitt romney slammed the plan as something that would hurt small businesses and job creators. we'll have more on that. >>> imagine having a problem with y
'm lynn berry. and today we begin with final good-byes. as colorado shooting suspect james holmes sits in solitary confinement this morning, relatives of those killed in last friday's theater massacre have begun the grim task of planning their funerals with the first one being held today. nbc's jay gray reports from aurora. >> reporter: the focus on aurora today turned back to the suspect's apartment. prosecutors in james holmes' state appointed defenders getting their first look inside while back at the crime scene, a chain link fence went up around the theater, evidence teams continuing their search. as more seek for comfort in the wake of the tragedy. >> it's just a feeling of sadness and such loss. such loss for all the families. >> reporter: families like the teaves. >> he was probably one of the best sons any man could ever have, and i've been honored to know him. >> reporter: when the shooting started, 24-year-old alex teaves threw his mom and girlfriend to the door and died taking the bullets. >> got sent me an angel not just that night, but for three and a half years. he sent
are straight ahead. >>> plus, tom cruise may have started a mission impossible, but if katie holmes could play the real-life cvesecret agent leading up to her stunning surprising divorce filing. >> coming up, lake griffin strikes it rich, an all-star blowout and what do san francisco giants fans know that the rest of us don't? you're watching "early today." blowout and what do san >>> good morning and welcome back to "early today." i'm lynn berry, and here are some of your top headlines this morning. with the penn state report on the jerry sandusky scandal set to be scheduled for today, they're questioning the integrity of the inquiry and said paterno did not know sandusky was a pedophile. he's expected to be sentenced in september. >>> attorneys for lance armstrong refiled the lawsuit seeking to stop the u.s. anti-doping agency of stripping the scribe list of his seven tour de france titles. the agency announced yesterday two doctors and a trainer formerly associated with armstrong's team have been banned for life. >>> the olympic's flame was carried through the grounds of windsor's castle ye
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lives. law enforcement officials say james holmes mailed a package to the school he attended containing detailed writings about killing people. nbc's jay gray has details. >> reporter: federal agents tell nbc news, james holmes the suspect in the movie theater massacre told them where they could find what could be key evidence in the case. the normal neuroscience graduate student apparently told investigators about a package he sent to university of colorado's medical campus in aurora. police found the package unopened in the mail room. inside they described what's described as handwritten details about killing people. as the investigation continues, so does the mourning here. >> i'm overwhelming by the tragedy of all of this and the senselessness of all of this, and, i mean, the people taken. >> reporter: people like 51-year-old gordon cowden, the oldest victim of the massacre took his two teenaged daughters to the movie. they survived. he was laid to rest. the first of at least 12 funerals, the victims of the attack. after the chaos and killing at the theater, there are now growing qu
holmes. a man who says he was cruise's counselor in the divorce from nicole kidman speaks out. >> and kristen chenoweth was rushed to a hospital after suffering an injury on the set of her tv show. >> reporter: kristin chenoweth was hit by a falling piece of lighting equipment and treated on set before being brought here to bellevue hospital. actress kristen chenoweth was injured on the brooklyn set of "the good wife." she's photos show her in a neck brace being loaded into the ambulance. according to reports she was struck by a falling piece of lighting equipment. a statement said she received treatment on the scene until a ambulance arrived and transported her to the hospital. >> she's energetic, very physical but she's also a very, very small woman. she's not even 5 feet tall. the idea of her being struck by equipment and falling, you have to be concerned for her safety now. >> reporter: chenoweth won a tony award for her role in "you're a good man charlie brown" and an emmy award for her work in tv show "pushing daisies." she also originated the popular role of gl linda in
. i am sarah caldwell. a day after james holmes makes his first appearance in court, more survivors are being called heroes by those living through the massacre. >> 24 hours after james holmes appears in court, there are more questions than answers about the suspect's state of mind. demonic -- that is how one of the family members describe him. >> you are currently being held on a no-on hold. >> the 24-year-old seemed dazed, bizarre, and lacking focus. some legal analysts predict an insanity plea. >> i think that will be the only option the defense has. did you mentally understand what you were doing and should to be held accountable? >> i was putting off looking at his face. eventually, i had to get past that and see who the killer was. >> monday night>katie in labor while her husband remained in a coma from shielding her from gunfire. there are many stories of heroism. alex teves died shielding his girlfriend. >> i was confused and he did not hesitate. >> teves' father spoke of the grief he is feeling. >> one of the best sons any man could have, and i've been honored to know him.
that defies description. >> police say 23-year-old james holmes was dressed in full body armor and wearing a gas mask when he burst through an exit door during the premiere of the movie, "the dark knight rises," first tossing two smoke canisters, then opening fire. >> he was going up the stairs and shooting everybody just at random. he didn't have an agenda other than to kill people. >> investigators say he was armed with an assault rifle, a shotgun, and two glock pistols, all purchased legally, and through the internet, holmes had ordered more than 6,000 rounds of ammunition. >> he could have gotten off 50 to 60 rounds, even if it was semiautomatic, within one minute. and as far as we know, he was a pretty rapid pace of fire in that theater. >> i need officers on the east side! >> chaos erupted, victims scattered across the theater, others scrambling to try to escape. a horrific scene that rattled even seasoned law officers. >> our cops went through a lot. as i told you this morning, they rushed people out of that theater into police cars. >> when it was over, 12 people were dead, 58 inju
- year-old james holmes targeted moviegoers. >> it is sad. i do not understand why the gentleman went there and shot all those people. it is senseless. it is a senseless killing to me. >> it is a sad reminder to the -- of the tragic situation at home. in 2006, a gunman -- gunfire erupted, killing 62-year-old. will list -- police arrested the gunman. he was committed to a psychiatric institution. >> my mind is always thinking what if. and the what ifs, quite honestly, is a low, keep your loved ones down. as soon as you hear the sound of gunfire or anything like that, you really have to of a game plan established. hunkering down, staying on the ground, not making any sounds or whatever may be the case, and trying to, again, decide what is your next move going to be. if you have to think about it, it's too late. >> these events should also cause business owners to take a hard look at their security measures. >> the first order of business is safety. the need to look at security measures, whether they have active people on site, a crisis plan, an emergency action plan. >> despite what hap
-universal television >>> good evening. just yesterday we got our first look at the suspect, james holmes, the unsettling sight of the man accused of one of the worst gun massacres in u.s. history. we're learning more about how he lived, where he lived and how it was he purchased an arsenal. we also learned that gun sales are spiking in colorado in the aftermath of this shooting. far to the east in washington today. the house of representatives stood still for a time. a moment of silence for the victims in colorado. one p member of congress from colorado said, since she's been in congress, there have been 23 moments of silence for various victims of gun silence. she asked how many more there need to be until something is done. we begin our reporting tonight with nbc's mike taibbi in centennial, colorado, good evening. >> reporter: it's happened in other cities where there have been horrible episodes of gun violence. gun sales and permit applications are soaring now. also today, some questions, how did james holmes pay for the arsenal police say he put together in the months before the mas
:39. some say the reason behind the time crews-katie holmes -- tom cruise-katie holmes split. >> we are still taking your answers to our water cooler question of the day. es >> some celebrity couples. dwin is married again. the guests included his daughter and his brother stephen and his co-star, tina few. they began dating last year. >> the news has not been as happy for tom cruise. katie holmes filed for divorce. wanted to raise her daughter away from the influence of scientology. tom cruise has yet to comment on the divorce. >> 6:42. 70 degrees on tv hill. >> we will check the major roadways. it is a busy morning. >> we did have some thunderstorms last night. will check the forecast [ mom ] to me, chex is not just a little bowl of cereal, it's kind of a big deal. to find nutritious and gluten-free cereals my whole family actually loves? well, the word "wow" comes to mind. and then a friend told me chex has five flavors that are gluten-free. even a cinnamon one the kids love. a nutritious cereal that makes everybody happy? like i said, wow. [ male announcer ] chex cereal. five fla
to make sense of one of the worst shootings in u.s. history. police said 24-year-old james holmes kicked open the theater door, cost in smoke devices, and came in shooting. he was dressed in black, armed with an assault rifle and two blocked handguns. 10 were killed at the scene. two died later. steven burton was among the 58 injured. >> i thought there were fireworks. then i realized it was much more serious. people started screaming. >> at the moment, i started thinking knee and my kids are not going to die in here. we need to get out. all i could think was if i stand up, he will shoot. >> a few miles away, the suspect's apartment described as extensively booby trapped continues to be a focus of the investigation. with the help of a robot, officials are working on a plan to disarm what appears to the bottles, connected with wires and possibly in city eerie devices. the governor of colorado is struggling to understand why this happened. >> the country understands this is something we do not accept, we cannot explain, but we will not just let it happen to us. we will push back. >> a comm
in the wake of one of the worst mass murders in u.s. history. >> james holmes is accused. we have details on his initial court appearance. >> good morning. the theater where the mass murder took place remains closed. the investigation continues. it could be months before the yesterday the public had a chance to look of the alleged killer face to face. the makeshift memorial keeps growing across from the theater a day after a brief hearing to read 24-year-old james holmes his rights. the accused mass murderer seemed dazed as family members of some of the victims sat nearby. >> he does look fairly demonic or something like that. his eyes are kind of crazy- looking. you know? there's something wrong with that man. >> holmes recently dropped out of grad school. police say he spent thousands of dollars on weapons and ammunitions and dressed up like a batman character and opened fire on this theater. 10 were dead in the theater and two died later. among them were jessica. her friends called jessica's family from the theater. >> we were awakened by the most horrific scream i have ever heard in m
. >> james holmes will make his first appearance. we have the latest. >> more than 10,000 people gathered to honor the victims. >> millions of people are with us in helping to share our burden of grief at this moment. >> a sunday vigil to help heal. 12 are among the dead. a 6-year-old dead. two young men who died shielding their girlfriends from bullets. lives were cut short. the president talked privately with families of the victims. >> my main task was to serve as representative of the entire country and let them know that we're thinking about them at this moment and we will continue to think about them each and every day. >> the suspect, james holmes, today will be advised of his rights. this is the start of a legal process that will take months. >> we will convict him, yes. >> at issue is whether the death penalty will be chosen. evidence will include all was found inside the suspect's apartment. today the residents of the apartment building may be allowed to return. reporting from colorado. >> citizens and officials across the country are focusing once again on gun control laws. nad
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